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Case No. 20-1377

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Ross Richard Larson
Alexis B. Stech


Ross Richard Larson


Alexis B. Stech

Attorneys for the Appellant

Steven C. Despotovich
Susan R. Stockdale

Attorneys for the Appellee

Brenda K. Wallrichs
Kent A. Gummert

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 26, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, David Nelmark, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (9 pages)

            A personal injury plaintiff appeals the district court’s dismissal of his petition for not showing good cause for untimely service of process on the defendant.  The district court initially granted Larson’s extension request.  But after reconsidering, the court reversed its holding because Larson failed to show good cause.  Larson seeks reinstatement of his petition.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the dismissal of Larson’s petition, because the district court could correct its initial order and the court properly found that Larson did not show good cause for his untimely service.

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